Equine 74 Gastric vs. Omeprazole
When should I use Omeprazole instead of Equine74 Gastric?
If you suspect your horse has ulcers, call your veterinarian. They will be able to properly diagnose the problem and determine if your horse requires treatment with a prescription medication such as Omeprazole. Equine74 Gastric IS NOT a treatment for ulcers. Once your horse has been successfully treated for ulcers, use the Equine74 Gastric supplement to help maintain healthy acid levels in your horse’s stomach.
What is the difference between Equine 74 Gastric and Omeprazole?
Omeprazole inhibits the proton pump that produces stomach acid. Equine 74 neutralizes stomach acid, acting as a natural buffer. Instead of halting the production of stomach acid, Equine 74 buffers the excess acid caused by stress related lifestyle factors many horses face - making it an excellent way to maintain healthy gastric acid levels.
Can I use Equine 74 Gastric and Omeprazole safely together?
Yes. If your horse is recovering from ulcers, we recommend starting Equine 74 during the last 1 to 2 weeks of treatment with Omeprazole. Continue using Equine 74 Gastric on a daily base for 6 weeks to 4 months. Or continue using Equine 74 as a longer term solution for maintaining healthy acid levels in the stomach.